Tiki is the FLOSS Web Application with the most built-in features. And for features which are beyond the scope of a PHP/MySQL application, please see: WikiSuite (Integrated Web and desktop suite).
Unlike other projects that include a small set of features and then encourage users to install 3rd party add-ons, the Tiki community includes a large number of features in the main code base. This helps to ensure that when you upgrade, your existing features will not break. This also permits tight integration of the various features and makes it easier for you to re-use content across different features. For example, you can use the Wiki syntax throughout the application: in wiki pages, forum posts, trackers, and more. You can read more about the Tiki Model.
Because Tiki is in a state of continual development by the community, not all features are fully developed. This page provides a rating system for each feature to help you judge if Tiki is the right tool for you.
The ratings below are for the latest stable version. The next major version will continue to add improvements to these features and will provide new functionality, too.
You can also see the details of every single preference in Tiki: All Preferences
Subjective self-evaluation by the Tiki community
- Setup/admin UI: How easy / intuitive is to setup this feature?
- UI end user : Once setup, how easy / intuitive is it for the end-user? (was it worth it?)
- Stability: How many bugs left?
- Feature-set / power: How does this feature compare to other FLOSS apps? This field is the default sort order
These are features that can apply to multiple content areas.
These are features that you can use in all text content areas, such as wiki pages, blogs, articles, and forum.
Features via Profiles
In Tiki terminology, a "profile" is a set of site configuration preferences and website item creation instructions that are applied as a group. The website profiles.tiki.org is the main repository for these.
Some profiles are simple, like a contact form, and some are more complex, to the point of being a new feature, in effect. These are crafted packages of wiki page content, site feature preference and other configuration settings and so on that can be imported to a Tiki site from a profiles server, and activated to implement new functionality at the site.
So Tiki Profiles aren't listed as pre-made features, but can be installed to, in effect, create a new feature at the site.
A partial list of Tiki Profiles includes:
- Collaborative Community
- Company Intranet
- Customer Extranet
- Customer Relationship Management
- Document Workflow
- Multilingual Glossary
- Membership Management
- Political Party Organization
- Shopping Cart
- Small Organization Web Presence
- Social Networking
- TikiPress MU
For more information, please visit Profiles.tiki.org .
Because Tiki offers such a large number of features "out-of-the-box", it can be overwhelming, even to an experienced user or administrator. Tiki has all the classic CMS and portal features of other applications, but also includes features not available anywhere else. Tiki is highly configurable and modular; all features are optional and can be administered through Tiki's browser-based interface.
The whole Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a very active project. On average, there is a commit to the code (such as a bug fix or a new feature) every 2 hours. Over 200 people have contributed to the source code. With such a large number of contributors, the features continue to evolve and get better. Because Tiki is a FLOSS project, you can participate and help make it better!
This self-evaluation of features will help you know what to expect after installing Tiki. Many features are widely used and quite stable. Others are new and experimental. While others are no longer maintained and may have limited functionality. For beginners, we recommend using features that have been rated as A or B; they are the most stable. The features and ratings are based on the latest stable version of Tiki.
To update and improve this self-evaluation, please login, then click the name of the feature. You can then complete any of the missing information or change items that you feel are incorrect. For example, if you think a feature deserves a B rating instead of a D, you can change it. You can also add comments about the features.
Note: All changes will be reviewed by a project admin and may be edited or modified if needed.
To report a bug or request a new feature or enhancement, please use our bugs & wishlist tracker.
This page may not list all features. For example, many plugins are missing from this self-evaluation.
By now (if you read this far!), you must be thinking "Wow, what does this thing not do?". Please see "Major Features Missing In Tiki" for a list of features that are not a part of Tiki.
Please see: Interoperability for dozens of examples
Please see: SWOT